Well it’s the 22nd December and Christmas Day is fast approaching. As you can imagine, Skiddle HQ is extremely busy as people make last minute plans for Christmas and New Years Eve.
It’s an absolute pleasure to see that despite the economic downturn the country is currently facing, people still seem to be able to enjoy themselves and events up and down the country are displaying a SOLD OUT sign even earlier than last year.
There is a whole heap of variety out there, so whether it’s dancing off the christmas dinner on boxing day, or seeing in the New Year in a nightclub near you then be sure to check out Skiddle’s guide to the best events designed to make your Weekend Matter.
Whatever you choose to do over the festive period then we hope you enjoy it, stay safe and get chance to spend some quality time with friends and family. After all, partying is fun, but it’s even more fun when you share it with those people that make you smile.
Personally I’ll be having a year off from partying on New Year’s Eve and instead i’ll be in front of the TV with my wife and son, who will be just one month old on New Year’s Day.
If you’re out and about and want to see which events are taking place near you, we have the solution!
Simply download the Aloqa App (this is already installed if you have a new motorola smartphone), then add the ‘Nearby Events’ channel, which is powered by Skiddle!
It will then find all upcoming events in your vicinity, and provide you with full details, including lineup, opening times and location - plus a nifty map to see whereabouts the venue is
It’s all completely free and rather spiffing…
Click here to download (then go to ‘Add Channel’ and you’ll find our channel under the ‘Featured Channels’ list
We’re also on Layar! Layar is an ‘Augmented Reality’ app which lets you look through the camera on your phone and see overlays of nearby shops, restaurants, venues, etc in real time. Quite clever really! You can download Layar here, then search for ‘Nearby Events’ once the app has loaded- magic.
Ryan Stanger is a great friend of Skiddle, and a great friend of mine. After spending several years producing house music and DJ’ing at events across the country, including our very own Wickerman Festival, Ryan formed VANYA last year. Receiving much critical acclaim, they were recently asked to play on BBC Radio Lancashire Introducing session, which you can now listen to here.